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Douglas County SAR
Douglas County SAR
UPDATE - SUBJECT LOCATED: Searchers Looking for Overdue Bicyclist (Photo) - 05/30/20

*** UPDATE 05/30/2020 10:00 AM ***

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. - On Friday, May 29, 2020, at approximately 10:30 PM, Search and Rescue crews were still trying to locate Johnson when he called into the 911 center and reported he was at Diamond Lake. Deputies spoke with him on the phone and learned he was not in need of any assistance. He stated there was a misunderstanding of when he would be in communication with his family. Johnson spoke to his family and they were on their way to to pick him up. He is no longer considered missing. 

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for the information they provided to aid in the search.  


*** ORIGINAL RELEASE 05/29/2020 4:00 PM ***


DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. - Search and Rescue crews are actively searching for an overdue bicyclist who was traveling from Lake in the Woods to Diamond Lake. 

On Monday, May 25, 2020, 65 year-old Jared Leroy Johnson was dropped off at Lake in the Woods intending to ride his bicycle approximately 50 miles to Diamond Lake on forest roads. Johnson was due to arrive at his destination Thursday evening, but never arrived. 

Shortly before 2:00 pm on Friday, the Sheriff's Office was notified and Search and Rescue crews were dispatched to search the area. 

Johnson is described as 5'10'', 170 lbs with gray hair and blue eyes. He is associated with a bicycle equipped with a bike trailer. He left with survival gear and food/water.

Anyone who has seen Johnson or a bicycle equipped with a trailer in the Umpqua National Forest area is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 referencing case #20-2364.

Attached Media Files: Douglas County SAR , Jared Leroy Johnson
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